Middle English from Latin ternāriusfromternīthree eachtern2
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Late Latin ternarius (“consisting of three things"), from terni (“three each").
Ternary Sentence Examples
The idea_can be generalized so as to have regard to ternary and higher forms each of the same order and of the same number of variables.
Thus the ternary quartic is not, in general, expressible as a sum of five 4th powers as the counting of constants might have led one to expect, a theorem due to Sylvester.
For instance, those of a ternary form involve two classes which may be geometrically interpreted as point and line co-ordinates in a plane; those of a quaternary form involve three classes which may be geometrically interpreted as point, line and plane coordinates in space.
This paper will discuss methods for making ternary sequence diffusers.
It was verified very exactly by Stas's experiments, in which he removed the oxygen from the ternary compound silver iodate and found that the whole of the silver and the iodine remained in combination with each other as silver iodide; his results prove, to one part in ten millions, that the combining ratio of the silver and the iodine is unaltered by the removal of the oxygen.